Mixed Bottom Action, Still Transition Period ~ May 23, 2021

May 23, 2021

As we continue progressing through the later weeks of the spring season we are enjoying ideal weather conditions, sunny skies with high temperatures ranging in the upper 80s to about 90 degrees. Winds have still been a bit more of a factor than we would expect during this time frame and ocean swells have increased as they normal do this month, which also in turn brings crowds of surfers to the region. Ocean temperature in the direction towards San Jose del Cabo and further north has been in the 76 to 78 degree range, while the Pacific has been cooler, at 68 to 70 degrees.

We are still seeing limited numbers of anglers, probably more surfers in town than fishermen. There have been good supplies of both sardina and caballito, a few mullet and moonfish mixed in. We do expect to see the main migration of mullet to move in soon, as this is the time of year, this will also bring in the run of larger sized roosterfish.

This past week we saw the billfish action become more scattered, as offshore wind did not help this out. Most local charter boats were concentrated on inshore areas and on the high spots to the north, near San Luis and La Fortuna. This is where anglers found an assortment of bottom species while drift fishing with yo-yo jigs and various baitfish. Most common fish they were hooking into were red snapper, yellow snapper, spotted rose snapper, bonita, amberjack, leopard grouper, pompano and triggerfish. Some of these amberjack were well over 40 pounds. Most boats were bringing in about a dozen fish in combination, all very good eating.

Only a few yellowfin tuna seen during the week, one weighed in at 83 lb. Same deal with dorado, only a scattering of these fish were brought in, a couple of these were over 20 lb.

Closer to shore there were still decent number of sierra and they were nicer sized specimens, ranging 5 to 12 lb. Also good numbers of jack crevalle and the season’s first wave of roosterfish starting to appear, the roosters using peak in our area later in June.

Good Fishing, Eric

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